October 8, 2008 |
COMMUNITY GROUPS and city officials will meet tomorrow night to discuss the prospect of a casino coming to Market East. While some members of the community will argue "not in my backyard," and public officials will listen to community concerns and propose solutions, all will try to grapple with the uncertainty that comes with large-scale development. This is a familiar scenario, especially to those who worked to develop the Civic Vision for the Central Delaware, where the siting of two casinos threatened to derail the 13-month process completed in November that engaged more than 4,000 Philadelphians.
August 6, 1991 |
Ross Webber, a professor of management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, will teach a three-hour class tomorrow on how to be a courageous manager. Thursday and Friday, Florence Berger and Dennis Ferguson, associate professors at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, will conduct classes on creative management. However, the three days of instruction are not being held on Penn's campus in Philadelphia or high above Cayuga's waters in Upstate New York.
November 30, 2007
Casinos Atlantic City Hilton Boston at the Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-347-7111. www.hiltonac.com . Tom Jones. $100. 11/30 9 pm. 12/1 8 pm. 12/2 7 pm. Melissa Manchester. $35. 12/6 7 pm. Bally's Atlantic City Park Place & The Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-340-2000. www.ballysac.com . Darren Romeo. $25. 12/1 7 & 10 pm. 12/2-12/3 7 pm. 12/4-12/6 3:30 & 7 pm. Comedy Stop at the Trop Brighton & the Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-822-7353. www.thecomedystop.
May 18, 2007 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Last year's tan had long faded away, and the waves were brisk with a pre-season chill. But finally, after the cool intervening months since last summer, the Pier Shops at Caesars is heating up. On its third-floor restaurant concourse, you can sit back in a wooden chaise-longue, grab a cocktail, and actually put your toes in the sand of the faux-beach that lines the windowed hall. Watching the waves crack below the Pier onto the beach from the comfort of this seaside mall was about the closest I've gotten to imagining a year-round summer.
July 14, 2014 |
ATLANTIC CITY - While the amusement-park sound of slot machines filtered through Trump Plaza on Saturday, the men and women who staff the casino put on their brave faces. While they dealt cards, swept the gaming floor, or emptied trash bins as usual, the crisis in this battered resort had deepened the night before. Owners of Trump Plaza confirmed they plan to close the casino in mid-September and will issue formal layoff notices Monday to about 1,600 employees. "I'm not ready to believe it until I get that notice in my hands, telling me it's time to look for another job," said slot attendant Parimal Mehta, 57, of Egg Harbor Township, who has worked at Trump Plaza for 22 years.
November 13, 2013 |
Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn abruptly dropped his bid Monday to win Philadelphia's second casino license. Wynn Resorts Ltd. said it withdrew its application in Philadelphia - touted recently as part of an effort to bring grand urban hotels back to life - to pursue business opportunities elsewhere. "The board took a host of factors into consideration, including the Philadelphia market performance over the past year and the competition which will result from the recent approval of gaming" in New York last week, the company said in a statement.
April 10, 2012 |
With Philadelphia still facing an unacceptably high unemployment rate and continuing to search for revenue to fund core services, we should be welcoming new, revenue-generating employers to the city. Yet the recent revocation of Foxwoods' license to operate a casino here had some cheering the loss of a business that would be sure to create jobs and boost the economy. Recently released data show that a second Philadelphia casino would indeed be a boon to the economy. According to the state House Gaming Oversight Committee, another casino would add $144 million to $177 million in economic activity.
March 22, 1990 |
One big event in Atlantic City this spring has everyone nervous. The Taj Mahal, Donald Trump's $1.1 billion casino-hotel, opens its doors April 2, and celebrates a grand opening May 18 and 19 with Elton John. Everyone is nervous because the Taj Mahal will become Atlantic City's largest casino-hotel - the casino floor alone measures three acres - at a time when the number of gamblers coming to the city has leveled off. To break even, the Taj has to make gamblers lose more than $1 million each day. That means a variety of attractions designed to grab new gamblers - as well as taking them away from existing casinos.
July 31, 2013 |
PHL LOCAL GAMING wants you to know something: They're local. One of six bidders hoping to build Philly's second house of cards, the group has proposed Casino Revolution at Front Street and Packer Avenue, where 84-year-old Philly boy and "Tomato King" Joseph Procacci runs his national produce company. Procacci would be majority owner of the casino-hotel. Another local business giant, Walter Lomax Jr., would be part-owner. Procacci said at a news event yesterday that he wants to "transform" the desolate industrial corner of the city "from a warehouse district, and change it to an entertainment district" on a 25-acre plot.
May 15, 1987 |
What's in a name? Lawsuits and threatened lawsuits, if you're an Atlantic City casino. Consider: Bally Manufacturing, which owns Bally's Park Place in Atlantic City, yesterday held a big 1950s style pep rally for 3,000 employees of its newly purchased Golden Nugget casino to announce its new name for the property: Bally's Nugget. Bruce Levin, Golden Nugget general counsel, responded fast, telling the Atlantic City Press that the name is improper. He said Bally's purchase agreement specifies that it can't use the name Bally's Golden Nugget or anything similar on the casino it bought for $440 million.